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How can your shaving schedule be an indication of testosterone deficiency?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
While shaving rituals are as much cultural as they are physical, a man should look at his shaving habits-and specifically, how quickly his stubble regrows after shaving--as one possible indicator of low testosterone.

If a man notices that he used to shave once a day, but now has to shave less often, it's a sign that testosterone is not helping stimulate a great deal of beard growth, which is a sign of low testosterone or a testosterone deficiency. Not having to shave daily may be convenient, but health-wise, it's a better sign if you need to hit that razor every 24 hours to keep stubble at bay.
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